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Cycling Canada Planned Leadership Transition


(Ottawa, ON – May 04, 2016) Cycling Canada announced today that CEO / Secretary General Greg Mathieu has confirmed with the Board of Directors his plan to retire at the end of the calendar year.

The plan to choose a successor, including the final job description, search parameters and recruitment process has been entrusted to a CEO Succession Sub-committee of the Board that is chaired by President, John Tolkamp.

With this planned change to the organization being on the horizon the Board is also engaged in strategic planning for the next quadrennial and beyond.  The CEO Succession Sub-committee will look to have the outcomes of the plan aligned with the skills and expertise that will be expected in the next senior staff member of Cycling Canada.

John Tolkamp noted: “we have enjoyed the stability of our senior management team under Greg’s leadership since 2009 and are appreciative of the efforts made to further the growth of the organization while increasing our capacity in key areas of high performance, development and marketing.  His successor will be expected to build on this growth and ensure continued recognition of Cycling Canada as a leading national sport organization.”

“It has been, and continues to be, an incredible experience working in a sport with such dedicated and passionate staff and volunteers,” said Mathieu. “We have moved the yardsticks together and I feel that the organization is ready to capitalize on the emerging cycling culture and the systemic improvement of Canadian cyclists across all cycling sports.  Seeing Canadian cyclists succeed at the highest levels and becoming role models for the next generation has been quite rewarding as has the development of more world class cycling races in the country. I intend to make my final eight months in this position of measurable value to those that we serve.”

For more information on the Cycling Canada CEO / Secretary General position, please contact John Tolkamp at



Cycling Canada is the governing body for competitive cycling in Canada. Founded in 1882, Cycling Canada aims to create and sustain an effective system that develops talented Canadian cyclists to achieve Olympic, Paralympic, and World Championship medal performances. With the vision of being a leading competitive cycling nation by 2020 celebrating enhanced international success, increased national participation and world class event hosting, Cycling Canada manages the High-Performance team, hosts national and international events and administers community programs to promote Cycling in Canada. For more information, please visit: